It's finally Friday! i can't believe it's already time for my January favourites, where did January go?!
Here's what I've been loving in the month of January...
Soap & Glory Smoothie Star
I received this in one of the many Soap & Glory sets I received last Christmas and I've been loving it all month. I'm a huge fan of the Soap & Glory body butters but had never tried any of their body lotions so was really excited when I saw this and I haven't been disappointed. It's great for those times when you haven't got the time for a body butter to sink in, for me this is in the morning when I'd rather have the extra 5 minutes in bed! I'm terrible at describing scents but you can definitely pick out the almond & brown sugar, it smells delicious!
L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil
I purchased this late last year on a whim when I saw it was on offer in Boots & I've pretty much used it every time I've washed my hair since. I'm still yet to try the infamous Maroccanoil, I just can't part with that much money at the moment so when I saw L'Oreal had produced their own version I was delighted. I really like the packaging, it's a heavy glass bottle affair which looks very salon-esque, the pump is also very handy for dispensing the correct amount of product. I rub one pump of product between my hands then apply to the bottom 3rd of damp hair before styling and it leaves my hair frizz free & with a lovely shine. I have really fine hair that can appear greasy really quickly but for those with similar hair don't panic, it won't leave your barnet looking like a grease ball like I thought it would!
Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
I thought I lost this during the move & was gutted, you should have seen my grin when I spotted it at the bottom of a box! I apply this at night after cleansing & toning, I don't use a moisturiser when I apply this & then I head off to bed. My skin has really been suffering with the cold weather lately but the mornings after I've applied this I wake up with super soft deeply moisturised skin. I can't feature this product without mentioning the scent, it makes me want to lick the product from my hand! As you know I'm rubbish at describing scents but it smells very fruity, it's beautiful!
I'd been lusting after this ever since I saw the skincare goddess that is Beautymouth recommend it & a few weeks ago I finally decided to use my Boots Advantage Card points & treat myself. I use this product once or twice a day before my choice of moisturiser & my skin has been reaping the benefits. No longer do I have 'tight forehead syndrome' & since using this product my entire face feels nourished & moisturised. I also find that when I use this before applying make up my make up sits a lot better on my skin, it doesn't tend to sink in or streak half as much. I really notice when I haven't used this for a couple of days & it will certainly be repurchased when this tube runs out.
This had been on my wishlist since smelling it last year so I was over the moon when I received it for Christmas. With the unusual addition of Liquorice (strange I know!) this perfume is very unique, I actually don't like the scent just after I've applied it but leave it a couple of minutes & it's lovely! The bottle stands out nestled amongst my perfume collection & I've found myself reaching for it all month. If you haven't already smelt this I certainly recommend giving it a whiff next time you're in town!
So there we have my January favourites! If I'm not mistaken all products featured have never been featured in my favourites before, how fickle is the beauty world eh?!
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